Zamzummim (Zam-zuh´mim)

The name given by the Ammonites to an ancient race of giants who were the original inhabitants of the area east of the Jordan later occupied by the Ammonites and Moabites; the Israelites called them Rephaim (Deut 2:20-21). Some scholars identify them with the descendants of Ham who are elsewhere called Zuzim (Gen 14:5).

Deut 2:20-21

20(It also is usually reckoned as a land of Rephaim. Rephaim formerly inhabited it, though the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,21a strong and numerous people, as ... View more

Gen 14:5

5In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and subdued the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kir ... View more

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